Just yesterday, we reported on Joss Whedon cutting Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor from the superhero team-up flick Justice League. While Warner Bros. had assured audiences that Justice League would remain a Zack Snyder joint, cutting Eisenberg seemed to imply that Whedon was making more changes than we originally thought.
As one of our writers, David Kozlowski put it, it was as though Whedon was stamping a giant thumbprint onto this film. While the jury is still out on whether or not this is as big of a deal as one would think, there seems to be another casualty on the cutting room floor of Justice League. However, this casualty doesn’t hail from Superman’s side of the universe, but instead on the Flash’s.
Batman News is reporting that Kiersey Clemons’ Iris West, Barry Allen’s love interest, was not present in the recently-screened cut of the film. Admittedly, this isn’t quite as big of a deal as Luthor was. We had already seen Lex as the main antagonist in, we have yet to see Iris West in the DCEU. Whereas Lex had the potential to play in more to the plot, Iris would have likely only been in or scene or two with Barry in the first act or so.
At the end of the day, it’s likely something that was cut for the time and flow of the film, and when you have a few superheroes that still need developing in this movie, it’s probably best that they focus on the characters themselves, rather than building the whole world. So while it’s a bit disappointing, I think it was a move made for the right reason.
The only real downside here is we now have to wait until the Flashpoint movie to see Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Without us having any preconceived idea of how her relationship with Barry is, will it make it more difficult for us to care? That’s a question for another day, I guess.
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SOURCE: Batman News